ANDOVER — Adam Lebowitz, 21, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon after police say he and his still-unidentified accomplice pulled a gun on a 49-year-old Andover man who was attempting to sell a barbell over the internet. Lebowitz was arrested May 8.
According to a press release from the Andover Police Department, the man said he planned to sell the barbell to Lebowitz, who agreed to meet him at 800 Federal St. to pick it up last week.
Lebowitz and his accomplice showed up at the location in a black Audi and spoke to the man briefly, according to police.
Then Lebowitz told his accomplice to "pull it," at which point the passenger whipped out a handgun, the press release states. The victim ran into a business across the street and called police around 8 a.m.
With assistance from the Swampscott Police Department, police were able to locate Lebowitz, a Swampscott resident.
He was arrested and transferred to the Andover Police Department, where he was booked on an assault by means of a dangerous weapon charge.
Lebowitz was released on $15,000 bail.
Initially, Lebowitz was going to be arraigned on May 11 in Lawrence District Court, but according to a court clerk, his arraignment was postponed until July 27 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police are still trying to figure out the identity of Lebowitz's accomplice. The investigation is ongoing.